CHEROKEE COUNTY, Okla. (KTUL) — The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office are investigating a homicide after they found a man dead while doing doing a welfare check.
Deputies say they went to do a welfare check around 3 p.m. at the home of 61-year-old, Elvis Dry in the Park Hill area south central Cherokee County.
They were sent to check on him after they learned that he had not been heard from or seen for several days.
Dry is an amputee who uses a wheelchair.
While searching the property, deputies found a deceased and burned body lying in the back yard of the home, they believe is the body of Dry.
They say his wheelchair was found approximately 15 yards away from his body and it had also been burned.
CCSO investigators and crime scene agents from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation were called to the scene.
The body has been sent to the Tulsa office of the Oklahoma State Medical Examiner for autopsy and identification.
Anybody with information is asked to call Undersheriff Jason Chennault or Investigator Richard Berry at 918-456-2583.